Diving Koh Phi Phi
Phi Phi Shark Point
Shark Point or 'Hin Bida' is located 8 km south east of Koh Phi Phi Leh and is a submerged rock. It should not be mistaken for another Phuket dive site called Shark Point that's situated about half way between Phuket Island and the Phi Phi Islands.
Hin Bida is usually only visited by Phi Phi daytrip boats, the journey taking around 45 minutes. It's named Shark Point because of theleopard sharks that reside here and can be seen either sleeping on the sandy bottom at the edge of the reef or cruising slowly by.
The top of the rock just breaks the surface of the water. The rocky reef descends down to 21 metres on the north side and 19 metres to the south. It is covered in soft corals and colourful anemones with their resident clownfish. Barrel sponges also thrive here and house scorpionfish. Giant clams are scattered all around.
Resident reef fish include schools of blue-lined snappers, fusiliers, parrotfish, bannerfish, butterflyfish and damselfish. Porcupinefish, pufferfish and boxfish are also common. There are plenty of featherstars, plume worms, Christmas tree worms and crinoids.
Moray eels reside in the cracks and crags as do lobsters and red octopus. Look closely for even smaller species of marine life such as shrimps and crabs. Watch out for white banded sea snakes too. Visibility varies here from 5m to 20m and currents are normally mild.
Phi Phi Shark Point Reef Basics: Submerged soft coral reef
Depth: 10 - 21m
Visibility: 10 - 20m
Currents: Can be strong
Surface conditions: Can be rough
Water temperature: 27 - 30°C
Experience level: Intermediate
Number of dive sites: 1
Diving season: All year round
Distance: ~45 km east of Phuket (3 hours), 30 km southwest of Krabi (2½ hours)
Access: Phi Phi scuba daytrips and liveaboards
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